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What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

Dandruff shampoo: Regular washes with dandruff shampoo are the best way to prevent dandruff. You may need to shower daily or even twice a day. In order to make your hair thick, eat well (fruit, vegetables, and protein) and take a multivitamin. If that doesn't work, you might try taking Folic Acid or biotin which are essential ingredients for hair growth. Thyroid or other medical problems may also thin hair. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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What is the best and effective treatment for hair loss?

What is the best and effective treatment for hair loss?

Hair loss: First one must find out why they are losing hair-get the correct diagnosis: male-pattern, female-pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, medication-induced, etc.

Male pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes.

Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil)
prescription: propecia
surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hair loss caused by hormonal imbalance ?

What is the best treatment for hair loss caused by hormonal imbalance ?

Minoxidl: In addition to lab evaluation including thyroid function, dhes, testosterone, and iron levels, treatment can be tailored to individual. However romaine or monoxide will work by itself in 85 per cent of women and work along with any treatment for excess androgen such as alda tone or tagamet (cimetidine) orally if indicated. ...Read more

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For men, what is the best treatment for a hair loss? Visit a reputable clinic? Try using regaine? Take pills? And how to prevent further loss?

For men, what is the best treatment for a hair loss? Visit a reputable clinic? Try using regaine? Take pills? And how to prevent further loss?

Hair loss: First determine the cause of your hair loss. See your regular physician for this. Discuss the cause and the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?

Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?

Hair loss: Rogaine is a brand name for minoxidil. The chemical is identical. It seems to stimulate hair growth but as soon as you stop taking it the new hair will fall out. So you would have to take it for 50 years. Other options are hair transplants from the nape of your neck. Look at pictures of your Dad at your age. Get and read "The Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Neihbuhr. Women think bald is sexier! ...Read more

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I m suffering from hair loss suggests me a good & cheap treatment?

I m suffering from hair loss suggests me a good & cheap treatment?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Advice on women hair loss treatments, what treatments are available?

Advice on women hair loss treatments, what treatments are available?

See a dermatologist: First identify the cause. Bring all meds, birth-control information, vitamins, herbs, supplements, menstrual history copies of any blood tests. Meanwhile try 2% Minoxidil otc solution for about $4 a month. ...Read more

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Any treatment for post-baby hair loss?

Any treatment for post-baby hair loss?

Hair loss: While this can certainly be pretty worrisome to anyone, this is a pretty common event post-pregnancy. Unfortunately waiting for hair problems to resolve is literally like watching grass grow. It will get better but it will take several months. ...Read more

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Is zx42 hair loss treatment a scam or does it actually work?

Is zx42 hair loss treatment a scam or does it actually work?

Embrace who you are?: This is just minoxidil, which sort-of-works for a while, plus a bunch of placebos ("vasodilators" and similar nonsense). Another idea -- buzz your head, hit the gym hard, sport some nicely-trimmed facial hair, and wear a ball cap when you feel like it. It's awesome to be a well-muscled, trim, balding man -- "I'm not a little kid any more, and I'm in robust good health." ...Read more

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What are good treatments for a male with temporal recession hair loss?

Temporal Hair loss: Both rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia are not very effective for the temple area. Hair transplantation is the best option and is recommended for more mature patients (40 and older with some exceptions). ...Read more

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Baldness, why hair loss & would like to know if hair regrowth treatment will work?

Baldness, why hair loss & would like to know if hair regrowth treatment will work?

Hair Loss: The male pattern baldness form of androgenetic alopecia accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By age 35, two-thirds of American men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. About 25% of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before the age of 21. Treatment is Rogaine (minoxidil) & Propecia. ...Read more

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Do laser treatments work for hair loss? Are laser treatments at all effective in reducing hair loss? .

Laser: Laser treatment to remove unwanted hairs is more common than reducing hair loss. Laser will only help the blood circulation around the hair loss area in a very low power. ...Read more

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I suffer from hair loss, what's the main cuz and waht is the treatment for it./if there vitamin deffecient?

I suffer from hair loss, what's the main cuz and waht is the treatment for it./if there vitamin deffecient?

Natural, Not Vit Def: Hair follicles cycle: when follicle stops growing a hair shaft, hair falls out. Tension/pulling on hair accelerates rate of loss. Hair follicle function ↓es with both age ; especially loss of capillary blood supply to follicle in skin. Any inflammatory process in skin around follicles can greatly ↑ rate of hair loss. Fear, anguish can also greatly ↑ both. Vitamin supplements rarely of value. ...Read more

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Any treatment for total hair loss?

Any treatment for total hair loss?

Total hair loss: Hair loss from the entire scalp is a form of alopecia areata (aa), called alopecia totalis. Alopecia areata can also cause hair loss over the entire body - alopecia totalis. Aa is an autoimmune condition where the immune system cells attack hair follicles and cause hair to fall out. There are treatments for aa. Success depends on the extent of hair loss and how long the hairs are gone. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for hair loss?

Is there a treatment for hair loss?

Depends: It depends on the type of hair loss. If this is a genetic pattern of loss then there isn't much that will really keep you from losing more. Other types may have an underlying problem that, if treated, will allow your hair to come back. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist to help you sort it all out. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Hair loss?

What are the treatments for Hair loss?

Few: The treatments include > Good medical exam and treat any conditions like Anemia, Minoxidil, Propecia, Hair transplant surgery, hair coloring, scalp coloring etc ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for hair loss?

Can there be any treatment for hair loss?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes.

Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil)
prescription: propecia
surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for hair loss from alopecia?

Variable: The treatment of alopecia is determined by the type of alopecia. And treatment can range from doing nothing to injected steroids or systemic medications. Hair loss is probably best evaluated by a dermatologist. I would suggest you have one examine you to help come up with and answer and possible treatment. ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments to take care of hair loss?

What are the most effective treatments to take care of hair loss?

Hair loss: First one must find out why they are losing hair-get the correct diagnosis: male-pattern, female-pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, medication-induced, etc.

Male pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes.

Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil)
prescription: propecia
surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

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What is the most effective and fast treatment of hereditary hair loss?

What is the most effective and fast treatment of hereditary hair loss?

Hair loss: Genetically determined hair loss may be helped by a dermatologist assessing your hair loss, ensuring that is not caused or aggravated by medical causes like thyroid disease or other hormonal disorders, medications, skin disease, etc. Certain medications like propecia, minoxidil may be prescribed. Hair transplants may be considered in certain cases. You could start by consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hair loss? My hair fall a lot from 15 or more hairs a day

What is a good treatment for hair loss? My hair fall a lot from 15 or more hairs a day

Not to fret.: This loss is fine. Losing up to 100 hairs a day is normal. See: http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/tc/hair-loss-topic-overview#1 ...Read more

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Do you think there will ever be a cure/at least a 100% effective treatment for hair loss?

No: Because it's a natural process that occurs as we age -- and I don't know of any cures for aging that are in development. ...Read more

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I am 28, I have been loosing a lot of hair lately, I would like to know an effective treatment for hair loss?

Cannot tell: There are many reasons for hair loss. Significant weight loss, stress, iron deficiency, hormonal or thyroid problem. You need to be evaluated to see what is the cause of your hair loss. ...Read more

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I am 27 and I have hair loss but I know there is hair treatments that people are doing but is there any products I can use to help me?

I am 27 and I have hair loss but I know there is hair treatments that people are doing but is there any products I can use to help me?

See a dermatologist: Many different reasons for hair loss. Thorough history, including family history & physical (is hair loss diffuse or frontal/vertex, shedding vs thinning), list of meds, supplements, etc. Is needed. You may need some bloodwork. With any type of hair loss, the earlier it is treated, the better the results. Causes of hair loss include androgens, genetics, thyroid, anemia, and others. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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